Thursday, 3 March 2011

New Records & a Census Campaign

NEWS

A few new records have popped up online - well, one lot, anyway, with the promise of some important stuff to come ... eventually.  Ancestry have updated their UK Incoming Passenger Lists for 1878-1960, for one thing; and take a look at this from FindMyPast/The British Library - UK Electoral Registers going online early next year? Great! To say nothing of the other bits and pieces. Another report on the news appears here.

With Fine Gael's victory in the Irish General Election, Irish researchers will be hoping that they are able push through their half-promise of releasing the 1926 Irish Census ahead of schedule.  Don't forget to add your name to the online petition, here.

If you want to offer some feedback on the WDYTYA? Live! fair then click here.  The next event of note is the Merseyside & Cheshire Family History Fair on Sunday 6th March - organisers website here.

And more interesting historical reading is provided by BBC History Magazine's website here.

MEDIA NEWS

A few family and local history programmes to look out for are listed here.

ON THIS DAY

Birth of...
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor, in Edinburgh, in 1847.
Death of...
Robert Hooke, English polymath, in London, aged 67, in 1703.

1985:  The year-long Miners' Strike is called off.

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